Oakland Unified desires to provide employees, community and partners timely information on collective bargaining with our employee unions.
OUSD's office of LaborManagement & Employee Relations (LMER)leads our bargaining effort and is currently in active negotiations with our teachers' union, the Oakland Education Association (OEA).
The most recent updates on bargaining can be found on the LMER Bargaining Update Blog. You may also subscribe below to the LMER Bargaining Update Blog to receive regular email updates on the progress of bargaining efforts.
OEA Bargaining Update - May 17, 2013 - Not Quite There - Compensation
The parties have made significant progress in many areas within OEA's desired frame of a one-year agreement. Unfortunately, the parties have not reached full agreement in the critical area of compensation. You can read the full one-page summary here.
Since that time, our expected Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) from the State has actually gone down from 1.65% to 1.55%. Although, Governor Brown desires to more fully fund education, there has been no budget passed and he himself indicated, there is "[n]ot a lot of money here folks . . . So it's a call for prudence not exuberance."
The following charts and information are intended to clarify recent questions about District funding, Financial priorities and Competitive Compensation.
Teacher Pay net Kaiser Family Medical(Comparison)
OEA Kaiser Participation Rate
Teacher Pay net HealthNet Family Medical (Comparison)
OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a persons association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint forms are available at school sites and at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located in the District's Paul Robeson Administrative Building, 1025 Second Avenue, Room 316. For further information, call 273-3243. BOARD POLICY 0410, 5145.3